Meditation is a practice that helps us relax and focus on our breathing. It has many benefits, including decreasing your stress levels and boosting your immune system.
But meditation isn’t always easy or effective, especially for those who don’t want to sit still. If you’re looking for an alternative way to meditate, art is a great option.
Art is one of the most creative ways to practice meditation and is also a great way to let go of negative emotions. The best part is that you don’t have to paint a masterpiece or have a final vision in mind.
The best way to get started is to find a space to paint in, somewhere you won’t be disturbed. Then, choose a few colors and objects that represent your stressors and begin to put them down on paper.
Doing this will allow you to release all of your negative emotions without feeling the need to judge them or sabotage them. This is a powerful way to practice releasing negative thoughts and feelings and will help you to feel lighter and more centered when you leave the painting session.
Contemplating the Art Materials
Before you start drawing or painting, it’s important to meditate on your art material. You can do this by paying attention to what the pen, pencil, and brush feel like in your hand or by simply noticing what the lines or brush strokes look like on your page.